The Eagle Has Landed at WellLife Network



 The Eagle Has Landed at Network

Boy Scouts Beautify Grounds at PROS Great Neck 

In the fall of 2019, Gabriel Stewart of Troop 71 wrote Network if he could initiate an Eagle Scout Service Project for one of our programs. An Eagle Scout Service Project provides the opportunity for a scout to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project which benefits the community.


After research and interviewing staff at, Gabriel selected our PROS program in Great Neck as the site of his project. He submitted a detailed plan to Sherry Tucker, CEO, Network and worked closely with her and Carolyn Dornstauder, Director, PROS to enhance the landscaping of the PROS facility with planters and perennial shrubs.


Gabriel's proposal went on to explain, "One requirement to become an Eagle Scout is to plan and execute a service project that benefits the community. I have participated in many local charitable projects. I have also earned the importance of giving back and recognizing the needs of others. My project is to beautify the Campus in Great Neck. This project will benefit adults with disabilities who take classes and receive services on this campus."


Gabriel and his volunteers till the soil for the planting beautification.

The Transformation Begins

On a sunny, chilly morning in February, Gabriel and his volunteer  began their beautification project. With shovels in hand, the scouts quickly dug planting holes, aerated the soil, added compost and planted the colorful perennial shrubs both in planters and around the perimeter of the campus.


The results were amazing and highlighted how neighbors and caring Scouts can truly make a difference in the lives of others. Network thanks Gabriel for his leadership, patience and entrepreneurial spirit for raising the monies to fund this project and the fellow scout members of Troop 71 who helped him to make it a reality.

PROS - A Recovery-Oriented Program

The PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) program Network is a recovery-oriented program that offers rehabilitation, support, and symptom management, along with art therapy and pre-employment training, to assist individuals with severe and persistent mental illness engage in the process of their recovery.

Volunteers Make It Happen

More than 125 people donated their time and professional and personal skills to Network last year. Volunteers and student interns make a significant and valuable contribution to our organization. If you are interested in volunteering your services, contact Joe Ferrara, Sr. Director, Development at 


For more information on PROS please contact Carolyn Dornstauder, Director, PROS.


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